Category Archives: Field work

Banana moth challenge!

Recently on the internet there has been discussion on using bananas to attract moths to feed. The method involves simply cutting sections of skin off the banana and hanging it up in a tree (see photo). There have been reports … Continue reading

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Chalk Lane wander 1st July 2017.

A few of us went for a bit of daytime surveying along the Chalk Lane in the King’s forest on Saturday late morning/early pm. No real targets, we were happy just to find anything! Was warm and sunny if a … Continue reading

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SMG meeting Mayday farm this week.

Looking at the weather forecast for the weekend Friday night is looking the better of the two nights for fieldwork, with cloudy skies and light winds. Saturday is partially cloudy but windier with heavier rain during the day. So see … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group Field Events 2017

Here is the list of events as they stand for this year. SUFFOLK MOTH GROUP MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2017 Note that there are 2 dates for most meetings, this is so the best night weather-wise can be chosen near the date … Continue reading

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Caloptilia cuculipennella arrives at IGC.

I’ve now had my first ever records of this species. My first observation was last Thursday (4th). Walking down my garden path on the way home from work, I noticed some spun up cones on Ash in my hedge. They … Continue reading

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2016′s beetle in the traps.

Large numbers of Harpalus rifipes in my traps here at Hollesley on 16th. Did you get them on the Brecks? Anyone else inundated? Did we ever get an ID on that small one that turned up in numbers?Raymond

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Where you see Field Scabious think Nemophora metallica

Nemophora metallica is a pretty scarce species in Suffolk, almost certainly due to lack of suitable habitat. This species was noted at Red Lodge last year by Sharon Hearle on a Butterfly Conservation meeting and I went over and took … Continue reading

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Emmelina monodactyla larva

I was having a walk at Hemley this afternoon and looking at some of the eaten leaves for larvae and managed to come across this Emmelina monodactyla larva. Not a larva I’ve encountered before. Now I’ve just to track down … Continue reading

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Hunting close to home.

As I’ve been ill recently my fieldwork activities have been restricted to just short wanders around the garden. Amazing what you can find if you just look carefully. Here is an example. I have a small area of wildflower meadow … Continue reading

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27th June 2014 – A soggy search for Sand dart.

As there was no scheduled official Suffolk group meeting on this evening (the Africa alive meet was supposed to be on the 21st June but was cancelled as most of the group were away for the weekend) I decided to … Continue reading

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